Arborist Services & Tree Protection
Under general direction, the Town Arborist plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, reviews and enforces Town ordinances regarding heritage trees and landscape screening; acts as a technical advisor regarding forestry practices on public and private property; serves as staff to the tree committee and Planning Commission as needed; provides a variety of technical support to the department in the processing of plans and permits and attendance at a variety of regulatory meetings; and performs related work as required.
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Atherton Tree Awards
The Town of Atherton Tree Committee wishes to encourage the care and nourishing of trees. The committee will award certificates of recognition based on size, age, condition, species, and or historical significance.
(NOTE: Both of the above applications are currently being accepted electronically during the Shelter-in-Place order period. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment by check can be mailed to Town of Atherton, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton, CA 94027. Please allow two weeks for the Town Arborist to review. Permits will be issued electronically if approved and payment has been received.)
All trees to be preserved shall be protected with 6 feet high, minimum 12 gauge chain link fence. Fences are to be mounted on 2-inch diameter galvanized iron posts, driven into the ground to a depth of at least 2 feet at no more than 10 feet spacing. This detail shall appear on grading, demolition and building permit plans.